Linda Boise, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Education Core Director/Associate Professor of Neurology
Dr. Boise has served as Core Leader of the Layton Center Education and Information Core since 1995. She is a member of the Executive Council of NIA-funded Oregon Alzheimer's Disease Center (OADC) and the Executive Council of the Oregon Roybal Center for Aging, Technology, & Community Health (ORCATECH). Currently, with colleagues at the Layton Center, OHSU Biomedical Engineering, and Intel, she is studying the perspectives of older adults, family members, and health providers on the use of technology in monitoring physical and cognitive change in the elderly.
Dr. Boise's research and education interests include finding ways to improve primary care for persons with dementia. She has studied how primary care physicians address symptoms of cognitive impairment and dementia and the barriers to optimal dementia care in primary care. She has also studied family caregiver stress and service needs and she participated in the development and evaluation of the "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" program, a 6-week class series for family caregivers.
Wellesley College: B.A. 1970
University of North Carolina: M.P.H. 1972
Portland State University: Ph.D. 1989
Phone: 503 494-6976